GLASGOW'S traffic nightmare is coming to an end, with roads closed for COP26 set to re-open as early as this weekend.

COP26 has caused a headache for many Glasgow motorists over the last few weeks. The Clyde Expressway has been shut for nearly three weeks and drivers have faced major diversions, some as long as five miles.

However, the road closures are now approaching an end and the first street will re-open this Saturday. 

The road between Minerva Street and West Greenhill Place will re-open from 6am this Saturday, but the more major Glasgow roads which have caused significant travel disruption will remain closed until Monday. 

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Monday will see the Clyde Expressway and M8 junction 19 at Anderston back open for public use. The three mile stretch of dual carriageway which usually has thousands of vehicles pass through every day will help ease congestion on the M8.

There are also several other roads re-opening in Glasgow on November 15, and other closures will finish throughout the week with the final road re-opening on November 21.

The road closures coming to an end are: 

  • Minerva Street - West Greenhill Place - Open from 6am on Saturday November 13
  • Clydeside Expressway – Partick Interchange to Anderston (Jnct 19) - Open from 6am on Monday November 15 
  • Clyde Arc and Lancefield Quay - Open from 6am on Monday November 15 
  • Finnieston Street – Houldsworth Street to Lancefield Quay - Open from 6am on Monday November 15
  • Congress Road - Open from 6am on Wednesday November 17
  • Congress Way, Finnieston Quay, Tunnel Street, Stobcross Road (section Parallel to A814) and Castlebank Street - Open from 6am on Sunday November 21

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